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000 FXUS63 KOAX 110524 AFDOAX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE 1124 PM CST Sat Mar 10 2018 .SHORT TERM...(Tonight through Tuesday) Issued at 300 PM CST Sat Mar 10 2018 Surface trough was just entering eastern Nebraska at 20Z with closed upper low over southwest South Dakota. Patchy areas of precip have been confined to parts of southern Nebraska today but dry lower levels have prevented much from reaching the ground. Forecast soundings suggest that lower levels will gradually saturate through the evening especially north and east of Omaha as the upper low moves into eastern Nebraska and cold air deepens. Light snow will spread from northeast Nebraska this evening into east central Nebraska and southwest Iowa after midnight with accumulations generally around an inch or less by Sunday morning. As the upper system moves off Sunday morning, lingering flurries will end over southeast parts of the area but mostly cloudy conditions will likely hold through the day. Cool but dry weather will then prevail through Tuesday as high pressure remains over the region under persistent cyclonic flow aloft associated with the upper low over the eastern CONUS. .LONG TERM...(Tuesday night through Saturday) Issued at 300 PM CST Sat Mar 10 2018 Significant warming still on tap for mid to late week as upper ridge finally makes it into the plains region. Also some chance of showers for parts of the area on Friday as another cold front moves into the central plains. Trend toward wet weather looks to continue into the weekend. && .AVIATION...
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(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Sunday night) Issued at 1124 PM CST Sat Mar 10 2018 Deformation-related-precipitation band from Columbus, NE to Onawa, IA as of 05z will continue southeast through the area overnight in conjunction with the parent mid to upper-level cyclone. KOFK will likely see off-and-on light snow for the next few hours before ending. At KOMA and KLNK, precipitation will likely begin as rain in the next hour or so before mixing with and eventually changing over to snow. Winds will remain brisk from the northwest with MVFR to IFR ceilings lingering into Sunday.
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&& .OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NE...None. IA...None. && $$ SHORT TERM...Fobert LONG TERM...Fobert AVIATION...Mead is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.